Texas with a Little Something Extra
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Beaumont Events

There's always something big happening in Beaumont, Texas! With our well-known fairs and festivals, each change of season offers another must-see event. And when it comes to food & shopping, we get serious. We don't like to brag or anything, but our food is worth planning an event around - which is why we have food festivals for all of our favorite dishes in southeast Texas. Beaumont also has an eclectic mix of museums that celebrate everything from art to energy. Our quirky-ness is portrayed throughout these museums that offer a variety of arts & culture exhibits and events. Parents, the kids will love Free Family Arts Day offered quarterly by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Plenty of other events just for kids can be found happening year 'round as well.

In Beaumont, we tend to do things a little bigger than other places in Texas. That's especially true of the performing arts you'll find here. Spread throughout the city are world-class concert halls, theaters and arenas that bring the best in performing arts to Beaumont. These same great facilities, along with nightlife hotspots, also support a host of live entertainment acts that can be enjoyed regularly.

Fan-friendly Beaumont has a true love for the game. From watching the Lamar University Cardinals football team bring home a win, to experiencing the hard-hitting action of the Spindletop Roller Girls roller derby team, there are plenty of sporting events to be found in Beaumont. Beaumont may owe its prosperity to oil, but it's not the only natural resources we're blessed to have. With dense forests, sandy beaches and shallow wetlands, southeast Texas is overflowing with outdoor activities. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself down to Beaumont, and experience Texas with a little something extra! 

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Abstraction: Selections from the Permanent Collection

April 25, 2015 – September 06, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Free admission. Suggested donation, $2.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-832-3432
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This exhibition highlights the diversity and strength of the museum's permanent collection of fine and folk art created in the 19th century to the present with a focus on the Texas region. AMSET will produce a full-color catalogue to accompany this exhibition. Alexandra Irvine, former director of the Galveston Arts Center and current interim Executive Director at the Houston Center for Photography, will be coordinating and writing entries for the publication. Gallery Talk & Opening ... more

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Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb

April 25, 2015 – May 25, 2015

Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Adults, $4. Seniors (62+), $3. College Students w/valid ID, $3. Children (4-18), $2.

Museum of the Gulf Coast
700 Procter
Port Arthur, TX 77640
409-982-7000
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Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 is a fun (and funny) exhibit of Cold War propaganda. Hide underneath your school desks and learn about many interesting (sadly, ineffective) ways of surviving total nuclear devastation. The exhibit explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheilbach and ExhibitsUSA. The show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

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Artwork by Leonardo Castillo in Café Arts

April 25, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm.
Suggested donation, $2.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-832-3432
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Beaumont Farmers Market

April 25, 2015 – November 21, 2015

Every Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Beaumont Athletic Complex
950 Langham Road
Beaumont, TX 77707
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The Beaumont Farmers Market is a place for the community to meet and to support local farmers. Visitors can expect locally grown produce, goat milk body products, grass-fed beef, coffee, locally baked breads, goat's milk cheese, entertainment and more. Vendors are all within a 150 mile radius of Beaumont, Texas and are located on the basketball court of the Beaumont Athletic Complex. Please bring small bills to buy from local vendors & follow the Beaumont Farmers Market on Facebook fo... more

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Boy Scout Day at the Clifton Steamboat Museum

April 25, 2015

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free for Scouts in uniform.

Clifton Steamboat Museum
8727 Fannett Rd
Beaumont, TX 77705
409-842-3162
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The Clifton Steamboat Museum is hosting the first annual Boy Scout Day. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in demonstrations, work on the American Heritage Merit Badge, enjoy guest speakers, and complete a scavenger hunt through the museum to earn a patch or belt loop. The scavenger hunt culminates in the 1,000 sq. foot scout exhibit showcasing items dating back to the first Beaumont Boy Scout Troop in 1911. On the grounds of the museum, scouts will have the o... more

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Circle Mirror Transformation

April 25, 2015

Evening Performances, 7:30 pm. Matinee, 2:00 pm.

Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts
4155 Laurel Ave
Beaumont, TX 77707
409-833-4664
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In a small town, an unlikely group of strangers sign up for an "Adult Creative Drama" class: a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and the teacher's husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the class stumbles through imaginative (and sometimes awkward) theatre games. But as their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama. This delightful comedy from 2014 Pulitzer Prize wi... more

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Drawn to Life: Audubon’s Legacy

April 25, 2015 – July 25, 2015

Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adults, $6. Seniors (65+), Students & Youth (10-17), $5. Children (4-9), $2. Members, free.

Stark Museum of Art
712 Green Ave
Orange, TX 77630
409-886-2787
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This new exhibition explores how John James Audubon changed the way we see nature. Drawn to Life reveals how the artist accomplished monumental projects in portraying North America's lithographs, printed books and manuscripts. The exhibition will present Audubon's extraordinary documentation of American birds and animals, including prints derived from his last expedition to the West. Photo: John James Audubon (1785-1851), artist, Robert Havell, Jr. (1793-1878), engraver, Passenger  ... more

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Golden Triangle Rose Society Spring Rose Show

April 25, 2015

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free admission.

Beaumont Botanical Gardens
6088 Babe Zaharias Drive
Beaumont, TX 77705
409-932-7622
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Sponsored by the Golden Triangle Rose Society, the Spring Rose Show features a variety of roses.

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Group Bike Ride

April 25, 2015

Every Saturday
8:00 am

Colonade Shopping Center
6410 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77706
409-656-3372

Three levels of ride, fast-greater than 20 mph; medium, generally a no drop ride 17-20mph; no drop 10-15 mph. Rides generally last 3-4 hours through the countryside around Beaumont and surrounding communities. The no drop group meets closest to Elena's restaurant at the Colonade Shopping center, the others in front of Goodwill. Rides may start later when weather is colder. Helmets required.

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Harbor Foundation's 6th Annual Butterfly Release

April 25, 2015

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free admission

Tyrrell Park Picnic Area
5305 Tyrrell Park Rd
Beaumont, TX 77705
409-730-2029

The Harbor Foundation will proudly host their 6th Annual Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, April 25th, 2014 from 11am to 2pm. The entire Harbor staff, as well Beaumont and the outlying communities, are invited with free admission to this amazing event at Tyrrell Park in Beaumont. The event will also feature food, live entertainment, music, and children’s activities. Proceeds from the event will go towards continuing to help Harbor patients and their families well beyond t... more

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Kountze Big Thicket Trade Days

April 25, 2015 – April 26, 2015

Parking, $2.

Kountze Trade Days Center
960 No. Pine Street
Kountze, TX 77625
409-880-5667
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Kountze Big Thicket Trade Days is held the 4th weekend of each month at the Kountze Trade Days Center, located off of Hwy 69 North next door to the Super 8 Motel in Kountze, TX. With over 250 vendors, Kountze Trade Days offers all types of treasures! With plenty of food vendors also on hand, you can enjoy the best in festival & fair style foods as you browse & shop. Handicapped walkways with asphalt make wheelchairs and stroller pushing a breeze.  

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LU Conducting Symposium

April 25, 2015

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

LU Wiley Rehearsal Hall
4400 ML King Jr Parkway
Beaumont, TX 77710
409-880-8144
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March for Babies

April 25, 2015

Registration, 9:00 am. Walk begins, 10:00 am.

The Event Centre
700 Crockett Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-242-6655
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We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. Join family teams, company teams and people walking with friends for a great cause: making a difference for real families right here in our community. Sign up and raise money to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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Neches River Adventures Boat Tours

April 25, 2015 – November 21, 2015

Every Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adults, $15. Children (12 & Under) & Seniors (60+), $10. Children (3 & Under), Free.

Beaumont Riverfront Park
801 Main
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-651-5326
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Sail aboard the Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River with their dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians. Reservations required. Private charters available. Owned and operated by the Big Thicket Association.

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Neches River Festival Exhibit

April 25, 2015

Wednesday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beaumont Art League
2675 Gulf Street
Beaumont, TX 77703
409-833-4179
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Held in conjunction with the Neches River Festival, the show's focus is the Neches River and tis life-sustaining natural resources, economic vitality, and the countless recreational opportunities it offers to southeast Texans.  Opening Reception: Sunday, April 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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